External hard disk cannot be formatted Tags: Hard Drives Format Storage Last response: August 15, 2011 5:22 PM in Storage Share vasudevbinu August 15, 2011 12:34:34 PM i am not able to format my external hard disk using windows xp More about : external hard disk formatted monkeysweat August 15, 2011 4:45:42 PM try with ubuntu livecd. just download install disc and when it boots, it will give you that option, just format as NFTS although XP should work just fine, that's wierd, you could also just have a bad drive. vasudevbinu August 15, 2011 5:22:36 PM thank u so much, i will check it out and come back to u Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Cannot access Iomega prestige external hard disk after system format Forum External hard disk cannot open need to format Forum SolvedExternal Hard disk Iomega 2 Tb not recognized by pc but can't be formatted with any program, always stuck at 0% Forum WD 500 GB External Hard Disk Data Recovery which is formatted by the Set Top Box Forum S-ata external hard drive cannot be formatted nor identified Forum Hard disk cannot be formatted Forum Make usb read ntfs formatted external hard disk Forum my external hard disk cannot be open Forum windows 8 cannot installize external hard disk due to i/o error please help me Forum SolvedHi, anyone can help me to get the data in my external hard disk without formatting? Forum SolvedCannot recover data from formated WD Pasport external hard drive Forum External hard disk has CRC error cannot run Chkdsk. Forum Toshiba external hard disk cannot be installed properly Forum Why external hard disk cannot be detected to all pc Forum Win 7 cannot copy more than 2mb external hard disk Forum cant see the option to open my external hard disk..but after removing hard disk it says to format it b4 use.. i dont wanna loo Forum SolvedFormat disk error with external hard disk Forum External hard disk cannot copy file Forum SolvedExternal hard disk unplugged while formatting Forum SolvedToshiba external hard disk is detected but shows empty and asks to format i have Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !